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Top 10 cultural experiences

  1. UNESCO World Heritage
    Heritage is our legacy from the past, what we live with today, and what we pass on to future generations. Our cultural and natural heritage are both irreplaceable sources of life and inspiration. In Telemark both Rjukan and Notodden are on the UNESCO list.
  2. "Kittelsenhuset" museum
    Welcome to Theodor Kittelsen’s childhood home.
    1. Notodden Blues Festival is the largest blues festival in Europe, and it is widely known as "Europe's best blues experience". The first weekend in August every year Notodden Blues Festival serves up the best in Norwegian and international blues.
    2. Great view towards Vemork at the end of the trail.
      The Saboteurs' trail is the world-famous route the Norwegian Resistance used during the Second World War.
    3. family at Henrik Ibsen Museum Venstøp
      Visit the Henrik Ibsen Museum in Skien and experience the playwright's childhood home as it was when Henrik lived here. Try skittles, puppetry or dress up.
      1. Heddal stave church in Notodden
        Visit the magnificent Heddal Stave church in Notodden - the largest wooden stave church in Norway.
        1. Nice view of the Kragerøfjord
          Did you know that some of E. Munch's most famous works are painted in Kragerø? Take a walk in Munch's footsteps through the streets of Kragerø and visit the places where he found inspiration for his art. You´ll find plates with information and motives along the route.
        2. To experience the rich cultural heritage and traditions of West Telemark, VTM-Eidsborg is an excellent place to start.
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        3. little boy sitting on a porcelain car at Porsgrund's Porcelain Factory
          Norway's only porcelain factory, Porsgrund's Porcelain Factory, is located in Porsgrunn and is known for high quality and innovative design.
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        1. Heddal stave church in Notodden
          Visit the magnificent Heddal Stave church in Notodden - the largest wooden stave church in Norway.
          1. World Heritage Center in Notodden
            The Telemark Art Museum and World Heritage Center show art and industrial history in a beautiful industrial hall from the early nineteenth century.
            1. 1 Sep 202231 May 2023